Comparing Romeo And Juliet In Love

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is considered one of the finest romances in literature. However a large question comes about, weather or not the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet, are truly in love. Throughout the play many events take place that question whether the two are really in love, or if they are just over dramatic. They may have died for eachother, but more often than not their love proves to be counterfeit. Juliet marries Romeo to get rid of her name and leave her family. As for Romeo he simply does not know how to love, his “love for someone” is based off someone’s appearance. However they do share an intention: they are both finding ways to cope with their personal problems. (should I elaborate here or in …show more content…
If Juliet is to marry Rome she can easily leave her name, and have nothing to do with the feud in Verona. In Act II Scene ii juliet states, that she wants Romeo to “prove his love by marrying her” : “ Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow…” (WS 407). This is one of Juliet’s prime over dramatic moments; she just proposed a marriage to a man who claims to love her and who she has just met. Also Juliet clearly states that she is unsure of her love for Romeo (WHERE AND QUOTE?? MAYBE). So overall it seems like the marriage is just a manipulative scheme to leave her family’s name forever. Juliet’s proposal of marriage is proof of how she only has the intention of leaving her family and its name, not actually marrying Romeo because she loves …show more content…
One may argue that they wouldn’t get married if they were not in love. However Juliet was just being pressured into marriage because of her age. SO juliet could have easily still had the idea of marriage in her head when she proposed the idea of marriage to Romeo. SHe also may have realized that is around the right time to marry and instead of marrying Paris she would rather marry Romeo. Secondly someone could argue that they died for each other. HOWever both of them were very mellow and calm when they saw that the other had died. They were simply overwhelmed with their emotions when they decided to kill

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